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Developing of ICT competence


of language teachers

through

an online professional


development course:


strategies and challenges

Titova

S
. 201
2

Moscow State University

Department of Foreign Languages


and Area Studies

Prerequisites for


successful


integration of ICT


into

teaching process

ICT


competence


of teachers


and learners

Interactive


virtual learning


environment

of a college


or school

Financial


Support

Motivation

of teachers


and learners




New Educational


Standards

School/college


necessary


infrastructure

Methodolo
-

gical

theory


of ICT


integration


into FLT

Financial/technical support


Internet Users in Russia by August 31, 2011
reached 80 million

-

only 43% of the overall
population,

but it was a sharp increase of 34%
over the previous year.


There are 54 000 schools in Russia, 50000 (almost
90%) schools have the Internet access and
computer labs.

Internet World Stat

Periods

Main results

2009
-
2011

Creation of VLEs in all the schools/universities; The National
Educational Networking System including the Federal Center
of EWR




2008
-
2009

Appearance of the Internet
-
supported courses in
schools/universities, first virtual learning environments (VLE)
in some schools/universities


2007
-
2008

Formation of the Federal Center of EWR: standards of EWR,
educational search engines


2006
-
2007

Introduction of Educational Web Resources (EWR)


Development of national educational networking system

(State Scientific Research ICT Institute
Informika
)

ICT in New National Standards of Higher
Education


ICT is an integral part of the curriculum and teaching
material.


ICT competence of students is included into instrumental
and professional competencies.


65% of all classes are to be conducted in an interactive
mode (webinars, slide presentations, round table
discussions, case studies, etc.),
traditional for Russian
Universities lectures are to constitute no more than 35%
of all the classes.

ICT Competence in New National Standards of
Higher Education

Enables to
solve
multiple
didactic
problems

Helps
develop ICT
skills of their
students
who have to
employ ICT
in their
professional
spheres

Profes
-
sional

ICT
Compete
nce of
Teachers

Any ICT professional development
course has to


be based on international and national framework
and standards of ICT competence structure;


be in the hands of subject specialists rather than
ICT specialists;


be practically oriented, help teachers create their
own social networking system (LMS, blogs,
podcasts, bookmarking services, etc.);


provide professional interaction and support to
teachers who have taken this course.


The course
ICT Integration into Language
Classroom

is b
ased on


European e
-
Competence Framework (e
-
CF)
structure,



the system of standards of the International
Society for Technology in Education (ISTE),


the national ICT framework for FLT worked out in
Australia, the USA and Great Britain,



syllabi of Professional Development courses
designed by TESOL, The Consultants
-
E "
CertICT
:
Certificate in Teaching Languages with
Technology", ICT4LT Questionnaire and Can do List.


Framework of ICT Competence of FL Teachers


Basic ICT
competence




A
.

User's
knowledge
and skills

Directions of training

Teacher

Tutor of Distance
Education

Courses

School/college
manager

Professional
ICT
competence

B.
Professional
knowledge
and skills
without VLE

Teacher

Tutor of
Distance
Education

Courses

Media
library

specialist

School/college
manager

B.
Professional
knowledge
and skills
with VLE


Design of
teaching
process


Design of
distance
education
process


Design of

multimedia
libraries

Pedagogical
design

Professional ICT Competence

Level B

Knowledge
:















methods used while integrating ICT into FLT;


psychological approaches to ICT integration into FLT;


didactic principles of integration of online resources into FLT;


requirements to create educational online resources;


critical evaluation of educational online resources;


search for Internet
-
based resources;


standards and formats of educational online resources;


didactic potentials of Web 2.0 services;


dynamic syllabus: types, structure, methodological principles of
creation;


methodological principles of creation and integration of web
-
projects and e
-
portfolios;


assessment of various online activities and tasks;


didactic potentials of LMS
Joomla/Moodle/Blackboard


Professional ICT Competence

Level B
SKILLS




use search engines to locate web resources suitable to their subject area;


use various synch/asynchronous communication tools;


create vocabulary, grammar tests using
HotPotatoes, Quia
;


create tasks using templates:
Hotlist, Multimedia Scrapbook,

WebQuest
;


create a site on CMS
Joomla!;



set up a blog, be able to incorporate some other web 2.0 services into it;


create and publish dynamic syllabus of the course;


prepare and integrate into teaching process web
-
projects and e
-
portfolio;


use Web 2.0 services for development writing, reading, listening an


d speaking skills;


integrate online video into English language lessons;


use multimedia materials and Web 2.0 services to create lectures


and presentations;


employ communication tools for development of professional competence;


employ communicative services for setting up webinars;


create and publish a podcast, video file;


manage virtual discussions;


do scientific research using new Web 2.0 services



The course
ICT Integration into Language
Classroom

http://ikt.ffl.msu.ru




10

term
-
time weeks of one
-
to
-
one distance learning
on Moodle with online tutors;


web
-
based materials containing extensive subject
-
specific reading, PPpresentations, video lectures,
questions or tests on theoretical material, tasks to put
theory into practice, feedback on which is provided by
online tutor;


weekly forum discussions
-

participation is
compulsory;


final course project.

Module structure on LMS Moodle



Theoretical material


Р
P presentation


Video lecture



Practical tasks


Student’s copybook


Forum


Useful links

Module Activities

Theoretical material

РР
presentation

Video lecture

Webinars

Answer

Questions,

Take tests

РР
presentation

Video lecture

Practical guidelines

Useful links

Do practically

oriented tasks

Problems for


forum/webinar discussion

Useful links

Additional material


Collaborative


Discussion

T

U

T

O

R’

S


A

S

S

I

S

S

T

A

N

C

E


Practical

guidelines

+

Tutor’s assisstance

Academic Interaction

Course

Forum

Personal

Messages on
Moodle

E
-
mail

Trainees’

Blogs

Webinars


Difficulties include the following:



various levels of ICT competence;


time pressure especially at the beginning;


not enough time to contribute to group discussion
-

forum;


lack of computer
-
mediated discussion skills


Positive outcomes
:


the course enables them to identify their strengths
and weaknesses in ICT;


they not only try out new ideas and tools but also
learn how to apply them to practice;


teachers with a low level of ICT skills were
surprised to realize how quickly they could use their
skills effectively;


students appreciated the effort made by the teacher
to extend the classroom experience;


Positive outcomes
:


teachers were able to build up better relationship
with both individual students and a group;


collaboration among students was also
facilitated;


at the end of the course teachers expressed a
desire to take further what they have learnt;


the potential for international communication was
remarked upon by many teachers.


ICT Competence Level of participants:


before and after the course

Participant map

FINAL PROJECTS OF
TRAINEES


ICT IN EF TEACHING

FEBRUARY
-
APRIL

2011

MAKARENKO

A.


DYNAMIC SYLLABUS

SPEECH PRACTICE


ON

GOOGLE
HTTPS://SITES.GOOGLE.COM/SITE/E
NGLISHSPEECHPRACTICE
/

TKACHENKO

N.

WEB PROJECT


AGATHA CHRISTIE


ON

BLOGSPOT.COM

http:// agathachristie2011.blogspot.com

BUDENKOVA E.


INTERNATIONAL E
-
PAL
PROJECT

ON

WIKISPACES.COM

HTTP://TEAMLEARNING.WIKISPACES.COM/TASK+%26+DE
ADLINES+FROM+TONI+ERRO


WEBQUEST ON
WIKISPACES.COM

HTTP://TEAMLEARNING.WIKISPACES.COM/BTK
-
91_QUEST

http://teamlearning.wikispaces.com/BTK
-
91_Quest

GUZIKOVA

M.


DYNAMIC SYLLABUS OF THE
COURSE


MULTICULTURALISM
:
DEBATES

HTTP://MULCULCUR.BLOGSPOT.COM
/

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